‘Revolutionary’ Israeli eye-drops could replace glasses

‘Revolutionary’ Israeli eye-drops could replace glasses

'Nano-drops' developed by staff at Sha’are Zedek and Bar-Ilan University may revolutionise eye-sight with the latest technology

Israeli scientists and clinicians appear to have come up with “revolutionary” eye-drops that can correct short- or long-sightedness and eliminate the need for glasses.

The so-called ‘nano-drops’ have been developed by a team at Sha’are Zedek Medical Center and Bar-Ilan University’s Institute of Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials.

They have been shown to improve both short-sightedness (myopia) and long-sightedness (hyperopia) in tests on pigs, with plans to begin clinical testing on humans later this year.

If the drops are found to improve human vision then the nano-drops solution could eliminate the need for glasses and “revolutionise ophthalmological and optometry treatment”.

Prospective patients would use a smartphone app to scan their eyes, measure their refraction, create a laser pattern then apply a “laser corneal stamping” of an optical pattern onto the corneal surface of their eyes.

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